Temple of Rock
Review by G. W. Hill
The newest release from Michael Schenker, this is quite a strong one. Since Pete Way is included in the lineup, comparisons to UFO are obvious. This rocks out a bit harder than a lot of UFO and has some sections that are more guitar solo oriented and less “song” oriented than a lot of UFO music. Of course, these songs are far from excuses for Schenker to solo. They are real songs. The only piece that could be accused of favoring solo over the song is the closer, and that’s because it features a three-way guitar soloing showdown between Schenker, Leslie West and Michael Amott. Of course, in addition to the comparisons to UFO, the Scorpions deserve mention, too. Former Scorps drummer Herman Rarebell plays on the disc, along with guest appearance by Schenker’s brother Rudolf. Other guests include Doogie White. All in all this disc should please long time Schenker fans, while perhaps earning him some new ones.